J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rome, Looking East from the Janiculum Hill 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
Rome, Looking East from the Janiculum Hill 1819
D16164
Turner Bequest CLXXXVIII 4 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘Snow’ above mountains on left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner made a number of sketches surveying Rome from the Janiculum Hill, a high ridge of ground to the west of the River Tiber, see folio 2 (D16159). This panoramic view shows the city looking east from the hill with the distant line of the Alban Hills and mountains in the background. The drawing is continued on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 5 (D16165). For a discussion of other views from the Janiculum see the entry for folio 2 (D16159).

Nicola Moorby
September 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Rome, Looking East from the Janiculum Hill 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-rome-looking-east-from-the-janiculum-hill-r1139673, accessed 25 June 2024.